Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has announced its grand reopening on September 1, following tropical cyclone Winston in February 2016. The iconic eco-luxury resort has been restored to its former splendor and further enhanced to feature a new dedicated spa and refreshed design elements and furnishings for its exquisitely appointed guestrooms (bures) and suites, an expanded pier, updated swimming pools and more.
“We are overjoyed to welcome guests back to our Fiji home,” said Bart Simpson, general manager of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji. “All of the things our guests have come to love about the resort are still here – including the resort’s spectacular experiences, the understated natural luxury, and our same beloved staff – and now guests can appreciate new enhancements, too.”
Nestled in one of the world’s most pristine and spectacular settings, surrounded by elegantly landscaped tropical gardens, a scenic mountain backdrop, and on the shores of tranquil Savusavu Bay, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers an exclusive escape for discerning travelers looking for experiential travel coupled with luxury and authentic local culture. Set in natural beauty, the resort’s refreshed design evokes a sense of hidden paradise, utilizing a natural color palate with splashes of vibrancy.
Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the lush 17-acre property features 25 newly thatched houses known as “bures” set on the shores of beautiful Savusavu Bay with views of the coral reefs and the mountains beyond — a quintessential Fijian setting. The bures are well appointed with many luxurious touches, including deluxe king beds, over-sized bathrooms, and private decks, perfectly designed for both couples and families.
A true tropical paradise, the resort offers a wide variety of amenities, including three swimming pools, outstanding restaurant, spa, Bula Club for kids and a PADI dive centre. Upon re-opening, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort introduces a new Spa, featuring treatments that reflect the purest of local healing ingredients, including cold pressed coconut oil, masi, raw local cacao and honey, wild mint, and more. Local villages benefit economically by the purchase of these products in line with the resort’s holistic philosophy.
A pioneer in experiential travel, the resort offers an outstanding lineup of activities, including guided snorkel and dive trips with Fiji’s only resident marine biologist, hikes in the rainforest, a private island experience, kayaking, sailing, traditional Fijian weaving, yoga, and more.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort aspires to provide children with a level of care that reflects the world’s best practices, infused with Fijian culture. Children and teenagers have the opportunity to explore and connect in several unique and fun ways through the resort’s expansive list of programs, including the Bula Club, a complimentary children’s program that features a full schedule of activities, encouraging kids to explore the Fijian culture and learn about the world around them; a Junior Chef Program, where kids from ages 6 – 12 enjoy culinary and cultural activities; and Connect with Kids, a culturally educational experience for children and their parents.
Since inception, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort’s guiding ethic has been to take as little from the environment as possible, to give back as much as it can, and to respect others with whom it shares its space. The resort has striven to maintain nature’s perfect balance by respecting and participating in the living vitality of its environment, and it continually seeks new ways to reduce its carbon footprint while providing guests with an enriching luxury experience.
To book a stay, please visit www.fijiresort.com.